Nicknames of New York City

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A sculpture of a red apple with the New York Mets logo on it rises above a black pedestal with the words "Home Run" in large letters.
A literal model of a big apple is located outside of Citi Field, the New York Mets' ballpark.

New York City has been known by a variety of nicknames, both officially and unofficially.

New York City is frequently shortened to simply "New York", "NY", or "NYC". New York City is also known as "The City" in some parts of the Eastern United States, in particular, New York State and surrounding U.S. states.[1]

Major nicknames[edit]

Various nicknames are featured on a wall at John F. Kennedy International Airport.


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